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The Elephant Trunk, HaRGB

IC 1396

January 10th, 2018

The Elephant trunk is a large hydrogen region in Cepheus, filling almost the entirety of my 200mm frame. The red supergiant Mu Cephei is shown at the top of the nebula. Dark nebulae, called Bok nebulae, dot the nebula, blocking light from behind them.

I re-imaged this target because I was never really satisfied with my bi-color version that I did last year. This is a much better rendition, thanks to the ASI 1600.

Captured on: September 3rd, 2017

Gear:
Canon 200mm F/2.8L @ F/3.5
ZWO ASI 1600mm-C
ZWO EFW-8
ZWO filters
iOptron ZEQ25gt
Orion SSAG

Acquisition:

Halpha: ZWO 7nm Ha filter(1.25″), 20x180s, -10C, Unity Gain
Red: ZWO Red filter(1.25″), 20x60s, -10C, Unity Gain
Green: ZWO Green filter(1.25″), 20x60s, -10C, Unity Gain
Blue: ZWO Blue filter(1.25″), 20x60s, -10C, Unity Gain

Total Aquisition of 2hrs

Software:
PS, DSS, PHD2, SGP

Thanks for looking!